An Arizona mother of seven accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into the U.S. had a court hearing Wednesday where her lawyer pushed for her release from a Mexico prison, saying she was set up.
Each of the Golden Triangle's three cities are among 47 in Mississippi to have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs in 2013 for meeting revitalization performance standards as dictated by the National Main Street Center.
Last week the Boy Scouts of America reached a landmark decision when it changed its policies to allow openly gay boys into the organization. The new policy, which goes into effect in January, has been met with both applause and controversy.
Rhode Island-based Ecco Ride was awarded the transportation contract for the Columbus Municipal School District Tuesday night. In a special meeting, the board voted 3-1 to award the four-year bus contract to Ecco Ride. Ecco Ride's bid was more than $1 million less than the bid made by Columbus-based Waters Truck and Tractor.
Local Democrats will hear Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's election appeal at 8:15 a.m. Friday at City Hall. Chris Taylor, a member of the Starkville Democratic Municipal Election Committee and an executive member of the party's local chapter, confirmed the meeting's logistics Tuesday at a monthly party meeting.
A Columbus man will serve five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of exploitation of a child.
Internet connectivity is spreading through rural Mississippi but there is still work to be done. Internet access needs can vary widely and adoption of this connectivity still remains a hurdle, say groups working on these challenges.
Aldermen will hold a special meeting 5 p.m. Monday at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership to interview city prosecutor candidates.
The OCH Regional Medical Center Arterial Blood Gas Lab in respiratory therapy has received 100-percent approval rating from COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization.
Obese mothers tend to have kids who become obese. Now provocative research suggests weight-loss surgery may help break that unhealthy cycle in an unexpected way -- by affecting how their children's genes behave.
A Utah woman gave birth to a healthy set of quintuplets over the weekend with help from a team of eight doctors, one anesthesiologist and dozens of nurses ensuring the mother and the tiny babies survived.
The Republican Party, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, confronts a dilemma that's easier to describe than to solve: How can it broaden its appeal to up-for-grabs voters without alienating its conservative base?
The Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative political groups has little if anything to do with most everyday taxpayers, but some lawmakers are hoping attention to the budding scandal will swell public and political support for rewriting and simplifying a federal tax code that has undergone some 5,000 changes in the past dozen years.
2. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Amos fills in for Clinkscales on city bench COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY